What is Climate Sunday?

 

The Climate Sunday initiative is calling on all local churches across Great Britain & Ireland to hold a climate-focused service on any Sunday before 5 September 2021. At this service, congregations are encouraged to make a commitment to greater action to address climate change in their own place of worship and community and to use their voice to tell politicians we want a cleaner, greener, fairer future at the heart of plans agreed during COP26.

A selection of service materials and themed resources are available for all denominations and traditions. Our vision is to leave a lasting legacy of thousands of UK churches better equipped to address this critical issue as part of their normal discipleship and mission; and to make a very significant contribution to civil society efforts to secure adequate national and international action at the start of this most critical decade.

Hold a climate-focused service, to explore the theological and scientific basis of creation care and action on climate, to pray, and to commit to action.

Service Plans

An ecumenical resource created for Creation Time 2020 by writers drawn from a variety of church backgrounds and pastoral contexts is available thanks to Eco-Congregation Scotland, Faith Nurture Forum and Weekly Worship of the Church of Scotland.

In addition, the 2020 Celebration Guide with theme “Jubilee for the Earth” is available thanks to Season of Creation, you can download this resource in English or Welsh.

A Eucharist plan for liturgical use made by Cytûn.

Liturgical resources from The Church of England

A Time for Creation - This collection of prayers, readings and other liturgical resources aims to enliven our praise o God’s gifts to us in creation. It is intended to deepen awareness so that we take greater responsibility for our actions, repent of our misuse of natural resources and amend our ways, and attend more closely to the voice of creation itself in our prayer and worship.... Ideal or year-round use in parishes, schools and chaplaincies.

Download a Climate Sunday Order of Service from the Church of England Environment Programme

 
Music & Hymns

Download the corresponding piano score, choir score, melody instrument parts and lead sheet:

Visit www.doxecology.org to purchase the full album, music book and accompanying thirteen-chapter study guide which includes contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in the fields of environmentalism and worship, plus three service plans with new resources created by engageworship.  

Hymns on creation from A Rocha

Hymns of Wonder, Thanksgiving and Praise. Suggestions from Christian Concern for One World (CCOW)

 
Readings

Readings from Psalm 104 from Operation Noah

A selection of bible passages by Eco Church

 
Sermons

Tearfund have a guide to talking about climate change at church which helps people understand the climate emergency and be inspired by God’s love for creation and his heart for justice

Green Christian have a collection of varied and interesting sermons

Sustainable Preaching brings together sermons from around the world which link into every Sunday in the Lectionary

A collection of sermons from A Rocha International

A Green Sermon from Eco Church

 
Prayers

Prayers and reflective poems on the theme of creation compiled by the US charity Interfaith power and light

The Catholic Climate Covenant have put together a meditation on creation

A prayer for our common home from US Conference of Catholic Bishops

A prayer for our common home from US Conference of Catholic Bishops

A prayer for climate change from Christian Aid

The River of Prayer – a prayer resource on climate justice from Christian Aid

Monthly prayer points from Pray and Fast for the Climate

A collection of confessions and prayers from Greening the Lectionary

A collection of reflective prayer powerpoints using beautiful images put together by Christian Concern for One World

 
Young People

All age worship activities from Christian Aid

 

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Contact us

 

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